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On December 5, 2016, the Director of the U.S. Census Bureau issued a notice of determination identifying the jurisdictions subject to the language assistance provisions of Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act. See Voting Rights Act Amendments of 2006, Determinations Under Section 203, 81 Fed. Reg. 87,532 (Dec. 5, 2016) (to be codified at 28 C.F.R. pt. 55). The Director of the Census is authorized by statute to make the determinations. The Director’s determinations are not reviewable in any court and are effective upon publication in the Federal Register. See 52 U.S.C. § 10503(b)(4). The new determinations are based upon the most recent five years of American Community Survey (ACS) census data.